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MARCH 9, 2017 – Community Resource Exchange


9 a.m. — 2 p.m.
CenturyLink, East Hall
The Community Resource Exchange took place on March 9, 2017 at CenturyLink, East Hall. People who are homeless got connected with essential hygiene items and services. Haircuts, housing help and mammograms—those barely scratch the surface of the impact this event has.

See why this event is called the “best day ever!”


Help Seattle Action Network Petition to declare Tuesday June 4, 2013 ‘Washington State Hiring Day”

Petition: Help us declare Tuesday June 4, 2013 ‘*Washington State Hiring Day’

*This is a grassroots effort seeking Washington State employers who are interested to simply volunteer job offers. This is not seeking a new state law, or permanent state calendar date. Nor are any taxpayer dollars being spent.

As the presidential election is upon us, one major issue is in the forefront: Jobs and the unemployed. Lets all do all that we can to help ourselves. As of August thru September Washington state added only 1,200 jobs. (An estimated 52,300 jobs have been added in the first nine months of 2012.)

The unemployment rate in the state is currently 8.5%.

More than 300,000 were unemployed as of August.

For Washington state youth the unemployment rate is over 30%.

The National unemployment rate is now 7.8%

The Seattle Action Network has started a petition at and is proposing to City of Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire to announce Tuesday June 4, 2013 as ‘Washington State Hiring Day’ throughout the state of Washington.

We are working hard to encourage employers who are able, to hire even 1 person no matter if its only part-time to help lower the states unemployment rate and help our economy.

Please help out and sign this petition so that Washington will be able to perhaps hire more people in 1 day, than at any other time of the year! (we all may not be the president, but we all can work together to get the best results possible).

Your help is very important. The petition is at

Here is the link:

Thank you all,

Ron Williams – Executive Director

The Seattle Action Network


NWJobs: Investing in job seekers, both today and tomorrow

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Randy Woods writes about job-search tools, networking techniques and other tips to help you land your dream job.

As most of the candidates running for local and national office have stated during this long election season, something needs to be done to create jobs during this country’s painfully slow economic recovery. While some insist that this is solely the responsibility of private industry, others argue that government can provide vital assistance for job seekers by enhancing their skills and improving their chances in the job market.

This month, the Washington state Employment Security Department (ESD) did its part to bolster the latter position by announcing its annual distribution of nearly $49 million to the state’s 12 Workforce Development Councils (WDC), which provide counseling, skills assessments, job-search help and training to laid-off or low-income workers and disadvantaged young people.